This two-year project will continue existing weekly drama sessions for young people aged 9-19 years, living on the White City Estate in West London. The aim is for participants to engage in arts activities, increase their confidence and build relationships with people of different ages and backgrounds.
Around 50 young people will attend the sessions over the course of two years. The groups will devise their own performances and work together to present these to the wider community every summer. Older group members are also encouraged to volunteer and support the younger groups as they develop. The project aims to address low educational attainment, social or emotional isolation and general community work.
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